Pours a mostly clear gold with an inch-thick head of soapy, white foam that offers modest retention. Residue gathers at the collar and a smatter of lace coats the glass.
Soft aroma is a little sweet and musty with a scent of mixed citrus and bready wheat.
Taste transitions from a light, malt biscuit to a clean and dry finish consisting of mildly tart lemongrass.
Mouthfeel has a light body with moderate carbonation. Adequate, but would prefer a bit more pop to the feel.
This is a nice summer beer but somewhat tame for the style. This Berliner doesn’t pack the level of tartness found in better representations of the style and instead is a middle-of-the-road-sure-to-please-the-masses kind of sour beer. However, the Samuel Adams Berliner Weisse is certainly a refreshing ale for a hot summer afternoon.